Steve Kenyon has led ensembles performing his original music at the Blue Note (NYC), Birdland, Carnegie Hall and live on WNYC radio. He has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with The New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, American Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, NY Pops, NJSO, Philip Glass, Maria Schneider, Toshiko Akiyoshi, A Prairie Home Companion, Barbara Cook, Chuck Mangione, Blood Sweat and Tears, Aretha Franklin and Beyonce. In addition to his compositions for the NYSQ, his music is played by the NewYorkestra big band and the Pit Stop Players; groups he is also a member of. He has had pieces commissioned by Synchronicity, The Triton Brass Quintet, The International Double Reed Society and NJ City University. Some of his work is published by 3-2 Music. He was awarded a Downbeat magazine jazz composition award as a student. He has performed with some 40 Broadway shows, numerous NY City Center Encores! and many Broadway cast recordings. Other recordings
include his Quartet’s CD Fidel’s Nightmare, and albums with Audra McDonald, NewYorkestra, Maria Schneider, Gil Evans Project, Barbara Cook, Gotham Jazz Orchestra, Tony Trishka, Judy Collins, Maury Yeston and many releases on PS Classics. Television: Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, Live from Lincoln Center, Today Show, David Letterman, Smash, Ed, Wonder Pets and many jingles. Films include Hollywoodland, Hail, Caesar!, Maggie’s Plan and What Just Happened, for which he also wrote some of the orchestrations. A National Merit Scholar, he has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Miami, and teaches at Hofstra University. He currently plays Reed 1 at Mean Girls on Broadway.